Web Page for the Weekender

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Web Page for the Weekender

Postby mikeschn » Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:12 pm

It's amazing how fast some messages get buried! Anyway, just to make it easier to find, here's the link to the Weekender page.

http://www.mikenchell.com/weekender

And today I put up the improvements page, you can see that here...
http://www.mikenchell.com/weekender/improvements.html

Mike...

P.S. Any other information you need to see on the Weekender? Just let me know...
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Postby mikeschn » Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:53 pm

Okay, now I am pretty much caught up on the mock-up page... It's got almost 2 dozen photos... many of which you guys have never seen before!!! 8)

http://www.mikenchell.com/weekender/mockup.html

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Postby mikeschn » Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:11 am

I'm curious to know if anyone is ready to start building the Weekender? And if so, what stage are you at? Are you waiting on any specific information?

Later today I'm going to put a bunch of dimensioned drawings on my webpage. What else do you need to see right away? :?

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Postby BufordT » Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:59 am

Been thinking about building one myself.
It's a lot like the grasshopper I built. Which I found was really easy to build.

I'm interested in how you are going to cover all the corners.

Keep us posted.

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Postby Chip » Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:05 am

OK got a suggestion,,,,build a frame,,sort of like a platform bed frame that will mount to a 5x8 standard utility trailer,,now mount the mock up on the frame,,this gets ya high enough to use the door etc,,,cut doors into the sides of the box/frame for under mock up storage,,now paint and camaflage the mock up,,walaa,,mock up weekender/hunting lodge to fit a standard utility trailer thats removable in the off season

the base should be level with the top rails of the trailer,,a few good metal loops mounted to the side and a few good ratchet straps and ya ready to go,,

hey its friday tha 13th what did ya expect

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Postby mikeschn » Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:01 am

Chip,

So you're suggesting sorta like building a box under the body to store stuff in?

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Postby Chip » Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:10 am

Mike,,Yup,,check ya PM,,I got a sketch but no other way to send it to ya,,,,its rough,,but I think ya can see what I am refering to

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Postby mikeschn » Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:58 pm

I put a few dimensioned drawings of the Weekender on the webpage...

Here's the URL to the drawings...
http://www.mikenchell.com/weekender/drawings.html

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Keep it coming

Postby TAILGATINGnNUT » Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:02 pm

Love checking this project out, keep em coming!!!!!!!!
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Postby mikeschn » Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:03 pm

My mind has been toying with your Tailgater trailer... I may have an idea for you next week! :wink:

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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Postby TAILGATINGnNUT » Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:05 pm

Oh really? Thats great!!!!!!! Id love to see what you can come up with!!!
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Postby mikeschn » Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:18 pm

Patience!!! 8)

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Postby TAILGATINGnNUT » Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:26 pm

yeah yeah i know
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Postby beverlyt » Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:12 pm

Mike,
The hatch and galley are wonderful. We put alot of work into ours getting it done, and it's far from perfect. Seems like a really easy setup. All the storage ideas are great too.

In the 4'x8' weekender, if one put the conventional footwell in, would there be room for a table and cushions? I'm not very good at understanding the plans.

And... the weight looks very good on the 4'x8'. Any idea what the trailer you're building will weigh in the end? How much more weight do you anticipate going bigger?

I was shocked at the weight our 4 x 8 Cubby. I still can't figure out where 820 pounds (near fully loaded) comes from.

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Postby mikeschn » Sun Aug 15, 2004 5:24 pm

Yes you can put the standard footwell in. It would end up looking like Rik's footwell.

As for the hitch, I asked for hidden hitch, and the guy said that it was owned by Drawtite, that it's just a brand name. I have no clue if it's right, but I'm familar with drawtite, so I said go ahead. It anyone has any warnings for me, better let me know before I drop the car off tomorrow after work!

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P.S. The weight of my 5x8? Hoping for 700 pounds before I load in my gear... but I've been wrong before.... I'll keep you posted!
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